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Trump Resigns From SAG-AFTRA Before Facing Expulsion: 'You Have Done Nothing for Me'

Trump Resigns From SAG-AFTRA Before Facing Expulsion: 'You Have Done Nothing for Me'

Donald Trump is no longer part of SAG-AFTRA.

The former president of the United States resigned his membership from the union on Thursday (February 4), Deadline reported.

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SAG-AFTRA’s national board found “probable cause” that Trump, who has been a member for over 30 years, “violated the union’s Constitution.” If found guilty by the committee, he would have been kicked out of the union. The reasoning was for his role in inciting the insurrection at the Capitol in January, as well as “sustaining a reckless campaign of misinformation aimed at discrediting and ultimately threatening the safety of journalists, many of whom are SAG-AFTRA members.”

“I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares! While I’m not familiar with your work, I’m very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice – to name just a few! I’ve also greatly helped the cable news television business (said to be a dying platform with not much time left until I got involved in politics), and created thousands of jobs at networks such as MSDNC and Fake News CNN, among many others,” he wrote in his letter.

“Which brings me to your blatant attempt at free media attention to distract from your dismal record as a union. Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me – besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas – as evident by your massive unemployment rates and lawsuits from celebrated actors, who even recorded a video asking, ‘Why isn’t the union fighting for me?’ These, however, are policy failures. Your disciplinary failures are even more egregious. I no longer wish to be associated with your union. As such, this letter is to inform you of my immediate resignation from SAG-AFTRA. You have done nothing for me.” You can see a scan of the actual letter here.

SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris and national executive director David White simply said in response: “Thank you.”

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